Certification in Interventional Pain Management
Certification in Interventional Pain Management is a new certification program for anesthesiologists, now being offered through the Board of Certification in Anesthesiology (BCA), a member board of the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS). The Interventional Pain Management certification allows successful candidates to present themselves to the public as qualified medical specialists in Interventional Pain Management. Successfully completing the exam indicates mastery of the skills and knowledge of this specialty, as well as a professional commitment to adhere to the ABPS Medical Code of Ethics.
To be eligible to apply for initial board certification in interventional pain management, an applicant must first satisfy the general requirements of the ABPS. These include being a graduate of a recognized U.S., Canadian, or international allopathic or osteopathic college of medicine, and holding a valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States, its territories, or Canada.
The Interventional Pain Management certification, under the Board of Certification in Anesthesiology (BCA), has its own eligibility requirements that include:
- Completing an Anesthesiology residency program approved by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).
- Holding current certification in Anesthesiology through ABMS, ABPS, or AOA, AND having actively practiced interventional pain management for a minimum of two (2) years, OR having completed an ACGME-accredited fellowship in Pain Management or Regional Anesthesia.
- Submitting a procedure ledger, attesting to the types and number of procedures performed in the twelve-month period preceding the application.
- Submitting a current curriculum vitae that includes medical school, degrees earned, and work experience, in chronological order
- Submitting two letters of recommendation from Diplomates of an ABPS, ABMS, AOA, RCPSC, or CFPC board of certification
In order to earn certification in interventional pain management, applicants who are deemed eligible must successfully complete a written certification exam. The written exam consists of 200 multiple-choice items and is administered over a four-hour session. ABPS anticipates the first exam will be administered in October 2024, with a final application deadline of May 1, 2024.
Once granted, all ABPS certificates are good for a period of eight years, expiring on December 31 of the eighth year.
The ABPS invites qualified applicants to apply for certification in interventional pain management. Throughout the medical industry, BCA-certified physicians are valued as dedicated professionals who boost the reputation of both their organizations and their fellow staffers, giving their patients peace of mind that they will receive the best health care possible.
To learn more about certification in interventional pain management through the BCA, contact the ABPS today.